This is a BIG thanks to everyone that showed up in Kitchener this past weekend for ScrapFest. You really made it worthwhile. It was so great catching up with everyone I hadn't seen in years.
I've been scrapbooking and designing for the crafting market since 2001…my how time flies! I created my first PDQ (Pretty Darn Quick) and Album in an Afternoon designs in 2005. I plugged away at promoting that brand and idea for over 6 years before moving into strictly digital designs and licensing my stamp designs.
I was delighted and amazed after not having exhibited at ScrapFest in Kitchener for over 2 years to have so many people remember myself and my designs from waaaay back in the day. People remembered me from the first retail show we ever did in Paris Ontario…what must have been some 10 years ago now.
Funny enough some people even came up to me this weekend and said, "oh this looks like pumped up PDQ…do you know PDQ? " LOL
In some ways it made me satisfied knowing that some of my marketing had paid off after all these years and that the brand had finally gained some traction…albeit far too late in a market that has declined steadily over the past 6 years.
Connecting with people that have been there, supporting my work and my designs after so many years really made my heart swell. Thanks guys! It has been a real pleasure getting to know you and letting me help you preserve your precious family memories.